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Old 04-13-2015, 02:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy drivers issues

Hello people, im not really new with linux per say, but its the first time that i have this problem, i makes me feel like a newbie!!

well, this is the problem, i've just install linux 17.1 rebecca on my new computer. the installation goes well as usual, but when i log in, appears a new message "running in software rendering mode" and it doesn't recognize my video card, nor i can connect to internet to get the drivers. So i dont know that to do. i would really appreciate your help. Thanks.

P/D: Sorry for my english!!

My computer:

MotherBoard: Gigabyte 990 fxa-ud3
Ram: 8gb
Graphic card: Msi Geforce gtx 960 2gb
Cpu: Amd Fx8320
power sup: sentey 650w

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Old 04-13-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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I am assuming the graphics card is not msi but nvidia. When querying the nvidia website for a suitable driver I found one that said it supported the GeForce GTX 960M which sounds reasonably close.

That said, since you are using Linux Mint I would strongly recommend to not do the driver installation yourself but let the driver administration tool that ships with Mint take care of it.

That however will require a working internet connection, so you should troubleshoot that part of your problem first.

I recommend opening an new thread for that. Describe what steps you have taken to connect to the internet, and where it failed. What error messages did you get. If you only tested wifi so far, consider testing ethernet. That might allow you to pull the required wifi drivers, should that be the problem.

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Old 04-13-2015, 05:43 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum

If you make a new thread regarding your internet connection, could you somehow include the information from this command...

lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
This will tell what chips we're looking at.



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